It’s no secret that Beyoncé is one of the most famous female artists of her generation. However, you might be surprised to learn that her upcoming role in The Lion King is her highest-paid acting gig to date.
Although the 37-year-old singer’s exact salary is unknown, Vibe reports that Beyoncé will earn a cool $25 million for her involvement in the Disney live-action remake. The income will account for her voicework, along with the movie’s accompanying album, The Gift.
The news comes just one month after Forbes ranked Beyoncé at number 51 on the list of America’s richest self-made women in 2019. The outlet estimated that the singer is worth around $400 million, with the majority of her income stemming from her music, endorsement deals and partnership with Netflix.
If you’re thinking, That’s it? You should know that her net worth is far higher than several other pop stars, including Taylor Swift ($360 million) and Ariana Grande ($50 million).
The Lion King isn’t Beyoncé’s first acting gig—she previously appeared in Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Nevertheless, we’re not surprised that she’s returning to the big screen for that hefty paycheck.